By Alex Wayman
By Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal
Grasp of masters, visionary, poet, revealer of profound religious treasures, Dudjom Rinpoche used to be a paramount determine within the background of twentieth-century Tibet. He labored heavily with the current Dalai Lama to reinvigorate Tibetan tradition and religious perform following the chinese language invasion in their place of birth. Nyingma masters and devotees, either lay and ordained, unanimously appointed him very best Head of the Nyingma university of Tibetan Buddhism, and he served during this potential till his loss of life in 1987. He wrote poetry, track, background, and philosopy, and brought remarkable numbers of initiations and teachings. Written through a Nyingma grasp who served for numerous years as Dudjom Rinpoche's secretary, this biography celebrates a instructor whose hardships in exile didn't scale down his zest for scholarship and perform.
By Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche; Yeshe Gyamtso (Translator)
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche grants profound insights in direct and encouraging language. during this remark at the invaluable Garland, one in every of Gampopa's masterworks, he outlines what practitioners of various degrees want to know to ideal their religious perform. He instructs at the right view, meditation, and behavior, and provides frank solutions to universal questions referring to hindrances to Dharma practice.
Gampopa (1070–1153) was once the daddy of the Kagyu culture and preferable scholar of Milarepa.
By Reginald A. Ray
Indestructible fact is without doubt one of the so much thorough introductions to the Tibetan Buddhist international view ever released; while it's also probably the most obtainable. the writer provides complicated and complex teachings and practices in nontechnical language, utilizing attractive tales and private anecdotes to demonstrate his issues. Indestructible fact provides Tibetan Buddhism in its conventional shape but additionally exhibits how the Tibetan traditions are appropriate to the issues and demanding situations of recent existence within the West.
In Indestructible fact, Tibetan Buddhism is brought no longer as an unique faith, yet quite as an expression of human spirituality that's having a profound influence at the smooth global. moreover, it offers the viewpoint of meditation and the perform of the religious existence, paying distinctive recognition to contemplative perform and meditation as taught within the Kagyu and Nyingma faculties.
By Tony Duff
The function of the specialist, excellent King: educating at the 3 strains That Strike the most important issues, Root textual content and observation via Dza Patrul
The first Patrul Rinpoche is without doubt one of the vital lineage holders of the Longchen Nyingthig transmission of innermost nice of entirety (Dzogpa Chenpo). He wrote many texts on nice of completion practices. one in all them has develop into quite recognized as a guide for the perform of Thorough minimize (Thregcho). it really is precious for its fairly transparent and whole clarification of the perform from the very starting the entire strategy to the very finish of the perform. nowadays, it's the textual content most ordinarily used to give an explanation for the practice
The genuine name of this article is "The function of the specialist, wonderful King". The specialist, excellent King is Patrul’s description of himself as a person who has the lineage and potential to supply this rationalization of 1 of the main profound practices of dharma. The lineage of innermost Dzogchen has numerous root teachings on Thorough minimize perform and them all can be utilized as a foundation for a handbook of the way to perform Thorough lower. probably the most renowned ones is a instructing that got here from Garab Dorje after he had gave up the ghost. This instructing was once given as a suite of 3 traces of directions to his disciple Manjushrimitra and is mostly referred to as the “Three Lines”. Patrul’s textual content is basically a proof of the 3 strains instructing from Garab Dorje. Patrul used the 3 traces as a foundation after which increased on them in order that their that means should be extra simply understood. consequently, the textual content has turn into referred to as the 3 strains that Strike the major issues. it's so regularly referred to as by way of this identify that many of us have no idea the particular identify of the text.
There are a couple of translations of the textual content floating round yet them all are missing in numerous methods. certainly one of greatest issues of those translations is that almost all of them have been made through translators who weren't totally accustomed to the fabric. the result's that almost all translations make significant error within the translation and them all fail to notice the subtleties of that means concerned. facts of this is often inside the proven fact that such a lot of them even mistranslate the name, now not figuring out its phrases or their value! due to this Tsoknyi Rinpoche requested Lotsawa Tony, who had already heard, practised, translated, and defined this article and the lessons on Thorough minimize quite often for a few years, to make a really cautious translation of the text.
Patrul Rinpoche not just wrote this article yet wrote his personal, brief observation to it besides. The observation definitely may help somebody to appreciate the very terse phrases of the unique textual content. accordingly this booklet comprises translations either one of the basis textual content and Patrul’s personal observation to it. The ebook additionally contains an creation that tells extra in regards to the textual content, notes and a word list that offer major support with the original terminology concerned, and an evidence of what the identify really says!
By W.Y. Evans-Wentz (ed.)
The Tibetan booklet of the lifeless is without doubt one of the texts that, in keeping with legend, Padma-Sambhava used to be forced to conceal in the course of his stopover at to Tibet within the overdue eighth century. The guru concealed his books in stones, lakes, and pillars as the Tibetans of that day and age have been someway unprepared for his or her teachings. This fourth variation includes a new foreword, afterword, and advised extra studying checklist through Donald S. Lopez, writer of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West . Lopez strains the full heritage of the past due Evans-Wentz‘s 3 previous variants of this publication, absolutely contemplating the paintings of members to earlier variants (C. G. Jung between them), the sections that have been extra through Evans-Wentz alongside the way in which, the questions surrounding the book‘s translation, and eventually the volume‘s profound value in engendering either renowned and educational curiosity within the faith and tradition of Tibet.
By Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Padampa Sangye, Padmakara Translation Group
This statement on Padampa Sangye's vintage verses of recommend to Tibetan villagers of Tingri—by well known and liked meditation grasp Dilgo Khyentse—offers advice for individuals attempting to lead a dharmic lifestyles within the workaday global. those hundred verses, studied for hundreds of years by way of Tibetans and scholars of Buddhism, comprise a whole survey of the Tibetan Buddhist direction. Dilgo Khyentse's vigorous explication of every stanza brings to gentle subtleties and amplifies the richness of the phrases and their pertinence to our lives. those venerable academics suggest us in in terms of daily problems resembling loneliness, yearning, kin squabbles, pageant in company, disagreements with acquaintances, and betrayal by way of friends—as demanding to us as they've been to meditators for hundreds of years.
By Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, Harold Talbott
In all religions, sacred texts and gadgets have seemed miraculously. one of the such a lot awesome of those revelatory traditions is the terma culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Termas bring in a clean chance for the renewal of non secular perform. right here Tulku Thondup Rinpoche tells the tale of the terma culture initiated by way of Padmasambhava, the ninth-century saint who tested Buddhism in Tibet.
By Geoffrey Samuel
"Introducing Tibetan Buddhism is the appropriate place to begin for college kids wishing to adopt a complete examine of Tibetan faith. This full of life creation covers the complete spectrum of Tibetan spiritual heritage, from early figures and the improvement of the outdated and new faculties of Buddhism to the unfold and impact of Tibetan Buddhism through the international. Geoffrey Samuel covers the foremost faculties and traditions, in addition to Bon, and our bodies of textual fabric, together with the writings of significant lamas. He explores facets resembling the trail to liberation via Sutra and Tantra teachings, philosophy, ethics, ritual, and problems with gender and nationwide identification. Illustrated all through, the e-book contains a chronology, thesaurus, pronunciation advisor, summaries, dialogue questions and suggestions for extra examining to help scholars' knowing and revision"